Mary Hayden Photography

This is it. The day, the season, the time you've been preparing for, hoping for, squealing over for months.  

& i’m like 99% sure i’m just as excited as you are.


I'm Mary Hayden


Hi there! My name is Mary Hayden (but seriously most people call me MH) and I am a wedding/elopement photographer located in the southern corner of the country, South Carolina. It’s always real hot here with two seconds of winter and then 100% humidity. When dreaming and planning out this business so many years ago, I always knew I wanted 3 foundations to build it off of. So I came up with 3 foundations of how I run this business so before you even hit that injury button or reach out to me— you hear my heart! You understand that this is waaaayyy more than just a business to me, this is story telling & celebrating. This is stepping into season of life and saying “Hey I’m right here beside you ready to capture it for you to the best of my ability” (+ lots of me yelling encouragement at you during the process)


My 3 Foundations

1. Intentionality: I want to be intentional about getting to know my couples. your wedding day is a beautiful, special and sacred day. I want to know what matters to you, what you're excited about and to truly capture who you are as a couple. So you will get a questionnaire that helps me to learn more about you & you both as a couple. I know it may seem excessive but you deserve somebody who cares about you beyond just shooting a wedding day (that’s truth regardless of who you book!)

2. Honesty: I want to be very honest with you about the whole process of working with me because I would want somebody to be honest with me. As a photographer, I want you to trust me to be able to capture your day to the best of my ability and I feel that trust is established through being honest with you right from the first initial contact message. I’m going to be honest if I feel like a timeline needs to be switched around or if we are shooting in one spot and may need to may to a different one because of who the sun is hitting.

3. Trust: I kinda feel like this some cheesy hallmark card but seriously- trust matters in a wedding day! Trust between you and your photographer is so important. I truly can't say that enough! This is your wedding day--your day! And your photographer should be someone you know is going to capture your day in all it's glory. Somebody who you don't have to worry about what they are doing or if they even know what they are doing. You have the 50 family members all trying to race up to you at different points to worry about.


Check my latest works


nikki + blake

sam + kathlyn

lizzie + Brady